Fragrant & Fast Growing - Perfect for Home Gardens
The blueish-green evergreen leaves of the Silver Dollar Eucalyptus tree will refresh your senses with their sweet aroma. You can experience this while simply walking outside to experience the smell! It gets its name from the attractive blue green coin shaped leaves that look like silver dollars.
Native to Australia, the Silver Dollar plant is drought tolerant and extremely fast growing. It can grow up to 40 feet tall at maturity with a 10 to 12 foot wide branch spread; which makes it an excellent shade tree.
During spring, the flowering plant will push out fluffy white flowers that contrast the green leaves nicely and attract bees to your landscape. Similarly, we sell the Eucalyptus Neglecta Omeo Gum which has oblong leaves but the same invigorating eucalyptus smell.
We have heard success stories about growing eucalyptus indoors if placed in a location with full sunlight for at least 6 hours a day. Perfect for the home gardener without yard space! Its attractive, peeling bark is reddish brown and adds a lush addition to any landscape.
HOW TO GROW EUCALYPTUS TREES
The Silver Dollar tree requires full sun to partial sunlight and can tolerate partial shade. This species of eucalyptus grows best in well-drained soil. It is recommended to be brought indoors in the fall before the first frost for overwintering if you live in an extremely cold area.
You can easily ship the ornamental tree directly to your home and plant it immediately in your yard, or keep it in a container until you are ready to plant. This Silver Dollar Eucalyptus tree for sale will ship rooted in its pot in soil. Be sure to water extremely well the first year of planting to establish a strong root system.
If keeping in a container or pot, choose one with good drainage holes as this evergreen tree does not like wet feet. Container grown trees are perfect for patios or sunk into the ground.
The eThis tree quickly grows up to 2 feet per year or more.
Grows best in the department of agriculture plant hardiness zones 8-11. Does best in the southern United States and cannot withstand freezing temperatures for too long. It is only moderately cold hardy. Some gardeners grow as an annual just for the invigorating scents the eucalyptus leaves can give off.
The fast growing Eucalyptus plant can be grown in a variety of soil types. The best time of year to plant your tree is in early spring or fall.
Live Eucalyptus Plant Care
Silver Dollar Eucalyptus care is necessary during the first year because of consistent watering needs to maintain its leafy foliage. A potted eucalyptus cinerea will take even more watering if in a pot with a drainage hole.
This tree can benefit from adding a slow release fertilizer at the top of the root ball during the early spring and summer months to improve foliage and root development. Mulching with an inch layer thick of organic matter or compost can help retain moisture at the top of the soil for the root structure.
Lots of people use this variety of eucalyptus for essential oils. Enjoy the fresh cut leaves as table decor, an addition to floral arrangements, wreaths, or bridal bouquets, and even hang it in your shower to invoke the fresh scent!
Buy Eucalyptus plants and have them shipped right to your front door!
Once your Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.
Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.
No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.
Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.
We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.
Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?
Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.
Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!
Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.
Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!
Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.
Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.
Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.
Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.
To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!
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Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Mature Width 10-12 ft
Mature Height 30-40 ft
Growing Zones 8, 9, 10, 11